Jan 30, 2013 6:00am PST
term there this morning. you know, you're going to have wayne lapierre of the nra, also mark kelly the famous astronaut. we also hear, gabby giffords, his wife, the former congresswoman may also make a statement. what do you want to hear in there today? >> well i think we've all believed for a long time there is, there is something that can be done, particularly in the area of background checks. we want to make sure that the criminals don't have access to guns. and those who are not, in a mental state, to have guns, they shouldn't have them. there are things that we can do there to broaden background checks that currently happen. so i hope that that's where we can make some progress the. martha: you don't hear that much about the mental equation here. who is really pushing for that out there and making their their priority in this discussion? >> well, there have been talks about that. it's a difficult, difficult, nut to crack. it really is. but, i got to make some progress there. i think that is where, like i say, if you want to really impact gun violence, that's where you can make a d
Feb 1, 2013 9:00am EST
news sunday." you're going to be talking to mark kelly, who we saw in the hearings this week on gun control. and you're also going to be speaking to wayne lapierre of the nra. these were very emotional hearings over this weekend. what do you want to talk to them about on sunday, chris? >> well, i guess, you know, look, every day you guys, because you cover it every day, there is another act of violence. another person who, you know, walks into a school, walks into a mall, walks into a work place, and starts shooting it up. you know, really? can we do nothing about it? is it impossible to? i don't know that i know necessarily what the answer is, whether it is more background checks. whether it is better mental health. the president obviously refused to call out his friend on in hollywood about all the violence and videogames and movies. can we, is it possible, and i hope, and in expanded you know, half an hour of fox news sunday, the first half hour when we talk to the two guests is it possible to find any common ground, sensible solutions? i know lapierre will never go for an assaul
Feb 1, 2013 6:00am PST
you sunday. there it is, captain mark kelly will be with chris over the weekend, as will wayne lapierre, the ceo of the nra. should be very interesting. we look forward it that with chris wallace. bill: here's something you haven't seen for years. the dow industrials, the 30 stocks among that group, just crossed 14,000 a moment ago. they come back a little bit here. martha: they cheated you though. they took away the opportunity to see the big 14 on the screen. bill: trust me, a moment ago it was 14,. here is what i want to tell you about that. the last time we saw that, trading above 14,000, was october of 2007. there is survey that came out of the u.s. manufacturing activity rises strongly in january on new orders and increased hiring. that is the alert from the app. they remind the news we got hour and a half ago, the news on unemployment at 7.9%. we were at 7.8. we ticked up a point to 7.9. you can probably look and find good news and look and find bad news throughout this economy. the jobs market is still crucial as we point out. not enough americans working. martha: the s
Jan 31, 2013 9:00am EST
mark kelly testified about the man who shot his wife in the head three years ago. >> the killer in the tucson shooting suffered from severe mental illness, but even after being deemed unqualified for service in the army an explulsion from pima community college he was never reported to mental health authorities. on november 30th of 2010 he walked into a sporting good store, passed a background check, and walked out with a semi automatic handgun. martha: boy, this is so central to the issue at hand right now, and is not getting the attention that it perhaps deserves. i'm joined by jonah goldberg editor at large for the national review, he's also a fox news contributor. and dr. keith ablow, a forensic psychiatrist. gentlemen, welcome. the fact that there is no intervention, that people are not reported to mental health, you know, administrators who could make some kind of judgment, perhaps, or enforce some kind of treatment is really none of these situations. if you go one by one would have happened if the gun didn't find its way into the hands of somebody who was mentally unstable.